• Free Disney Dining Plan Coming August and September

    File this one under the "having your cake and eating it, too" file. The free Disney Dining Plan is back, just in time to make plans for a late summer/early fall trip.

  • New Specialty Rooms Coming Soon

    There will be two new Specialty Room offerings coming to Walt Disney World Resort soon: health and wellness suites and Royal Guest Rooms.

  • Disneyland Paris Ride Shut Down

    Five guests sustained injuries this past Monday at Disneyland Paris while riding that park's "Thunder Mountain" train ride.

    A piece of fiberglass and wood scenery broke off and fell into one of the ride's carriages, resulting in "light" injuries for four guests and serious injuries for another guest. At the time of the accident, twenty-five guests were on board.

    The ride remained closed for the rest of that day while the park itself stayed open. The park's operator, Euro Disney, could not be reached for comment.

  • Pixar Celebrating 25th Anniversary at Epcot

    It's hard to believe Pixar is turning 25! To help them celebrate, Epcot will join in the fun with special Pixar-centered greetings, discussions and activities May 13-15.

    For those wanting to meet and greet characters from Pixar films should make the World Showplace (located between the United Kingdom and Canada pavilions) a must-see stop. There, characters from "Toy Story 3," "Up," "The Incredibles," and "Monsters, Inc." will be on hand for autographs and photos.

  • AAA Four-Diamond Status For Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

    Congratulations go out to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge this week for their recent achievement of the AAA Four-Diamond rating.

    This is a pretty lofty status the Animal Kingdom Lodge has garnered as only four percent of AAA-rated hotels are granted the Four-Diamond rating. To date, the Animal Kingdom Lodge is the seventh Walt Disney World resort to gain this status.

  • Mary Blair Exhibit to Open May 13

    Even if you're not familiar with the name Mary Blair, chances are you would recognize some of her work. The artist played a key role in the development of "it's a small world" which remains one of Disney's most-loved attractions. Now, for the first time, her work will be up for display at The Disney Gallery.

    The new exhibit, which will start May 13 at the Disneyland-based gallery, will show works by Blair and feature the ride she helped bring to life. Here are a few pictures courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog that give an idea of what the exhibit will showcase.

  • Major Disneyland Resort Attractions to Open June 3

    June 3 is looking to be a big day for the Disneyland Resort. Not one, not two but three major attractions are set to open on that date. In Disneyland, look for Star Tours ride to open. Not too far away in Disney's California Adventure, Ariel's Undersea Adventure and Goofy's Sky School will be opening the same day.

    Star Tours will have undergone a big overhaul when it reopens in June. Fans can expect a different experience with each ride thanks in part to some fifty different voyages utilizing different combinations of totally new destinations.

  • New Facebook Game From Disney's Playdom and NBA Digital

    This past Wednesday marked the launching of NBA Dynasty, the new Facebook game from NBA Digital and Disney's Playdom. This social media game marks Playdom's first game involving a professional sports team.

    The game revolves around Facebook players being able to build their ultimate "dream team" by choosing from basketball players from today and in NBA history dating to 1946. Gamers are able to compete with other friends as well as go up against NBA stars and NBA championship teams.

  • Disney Plans Activities for Easter

    This time of year is traditionally a busy time at Walt Disney World as spring break and the Easter holiday combine to attract many guests to Disney. To celebrate this year's Easter, Disney has some activities planned for guests planning to visit the happiest place on earth.

    Easter wouldn't be complete for some without a visit to the Easter Bunny. What better way to see him than at Disney? Catch the Easter Bunny plus his wife, Mrs. Bunny, now through Saturday near Magic Kingdom's City Hall in the Tour Guide Gardens.

  • Disney Has Significant Impact on Florida's Economy

    Last week, Disney released the findings of an economic impact report from the year 2009. How's this for impact: according to the findings, Disney generated over $18 billion in total economic activity for that year. In addition, some 160,000 jobs were created by Disney in that year alone.

    Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton called the numbers "impressive and went on to say: ""We make a difference in Central Florida and the state, and we're really proud of that."